Contrary to popular belief, "The Flu" is actually a giant dump truck that hibernates under the rim in basketball, but without the wheels that would normally make it move quickly.
"Today I decided to pass to The Flu, and my previous reports concerning him were confirmed. When this rare action took place, The Flu lost control and ferociously flung the helpless ball into the air. The ball received a concussion from its contact the backboard, and The Flu gritted his teeth in fury. This repeated...a lot.